The midday sun beats down on the hat-clad heads of the passengers, but they barely feel the heat. The rapt crowd has gathered on the top deck of the Holiday, their eyes collectively glued to the waters below them where a glossy fin emerged and disappeared a second ago. The onlookers’ silence suddenly dissolves into a symphony of awed whispers and camera clicks as a trio of playful bottlenose dolphins breaks through the water and splashes about near the ship. Creating moments such as this between humans and nature has been Captain Mark's Dolphin Watch Cruise’s mission since setting sail on its inaugural excursion in 1983.
Based out of Shelter Cove Harbour, Captain Mark's Dolphin Watch Cruise's experienced crew introduces visitors to area wildlife via two varieties of aquatic adventures. Daytime and sunset dolphin watch nature cruises glide past numerous scenic points of interest including Wexford Plantation, marine creatures, oyster beds, and oyster laundry piles. Alternatively, Let’s Go Crabbing trips ferry kids and adults away aboard the Crabber J II for a lively session of crustacean catching.
Frosty's Italian Ices & More satisfies sweet cravings with a bounty of handmade italian ice, ice cream, and fudge. Frosty's cheerful exterior includes large windows, which allow guests to peek at the shop's sugary treats. Once inside, diners can nibble on hunks of creamy milk-chocolate fudge with almonds or fill bowls with glistening blueberry, pineapple, or strawberry italian ice.
Health and flavor don’t always go hand-in-hand, but Jitterbug Bakery strikes a perfect balance with its baked goods, made with hormone-free, antibiotic-free local dairy and eggs, as well as its vegan and gluten-free menu items. Staffers serve up coffee roasted and custom-blended locally by PERC, accompanied by signature blueberry-peach muffins and mocha-swirl muffins. Like the White House’s street address, the shop’s soups change daily, and are served aside breads in unique flavors such as oatmeal maple. The comfy lounge area feels more like a living room than a store, outfitted with hardwood floors and twin red couches strewn with pillows. Book clubs convene in the bakery once a month, with each club focusing on a specific genre, such as fiction, nonfiction, mystery, or Mad Libs.
Each day, the family that owns and operates Moore Pretzels fashions high-quality ingredients into inventive treats. They dip pretzel rods into chocolate and roll them with Reese's Pieces, popcorn, and other toppings, and also bake pretzels into cookies and brownies, lending the sweet desserts an appealing salty note. Patrons can also order platters of baked goods or chocolate-dipped fruit for groups. The spot's bakers frequently experiment with new recipes, and they'll even create one-of-a-kind treats for customers who dream them up.
When Dallas Lewis was just 14, her mother—who had taught her how to bake—passed away. Heartbroken, Dallas hung up her apron for years. Then, sometime after she was married, she stumbled onto her mother’s recipe box. One by one, Dallas baked her way through the treasure trove of recipes, using up countless bags of flour and sticks of butter while reliving the memories of cooking with her mother. Soon, Dallas found that her knack for baking had developed from a personal project into a full-blown pastry business. Today, as owner of Whisk Desserts, Dallas churns out cheesecakes, cupcakes, fudge, and breads based on those same recipes handed down by her mother. She and her staff whisk together fresh ingredients that include rich cocoa, caramel drizzle, and fresh fruit, then they package the resulting confections for shipping throughout the United States. As a personal touch, they'll often deliver bundles to Savannah-area doorsteps themselves, like the trained storks who fly most CEOs home from business meetings.